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Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is to all individuals associated with her. 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Wiley Distinguished Alumnus/ Alumna Award to recognize outstanding Savannah State College alumni who have shown tremendous support and loyalty to the College and to show her appreciation for those alumni who become shining examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the institution and to recognize the achievements and contributions of such distinguished alum- ni. Nominations for these awards are made by a select group of faculty, staff and students who carefully screen each nominee or candidate before the final recommendations are submitted. The award commemorates Cyrus G. Wiley, the second President of Savannah State College and the first alum- nus to become President of the College. The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumnus/ Alumna Award is the first honor of its kind to be given by Savannah State College to outstanding alumni and will not be given indiscriminately. To qualify to receive this award, the graduate or former student must have a strong commitment for providing continuous support to the College. The recipients must be in- volved in ivorking for the improvement of their Alma Mater and in stim- ulating others to support her both morally and financially. The honorees must also be involved in community affairs and efforts designed to gen- erate the betterment of mankind. The College will recognize recipients of the Cyrus G. Wiley Distin- guished Alumnus/ Alumna Award at Commencement Convocations. Itagrapljtral §>ketrij?s fur BterijmntB of tfje (ttyruis GL W\Uy StBttngutsljeii Alumnus Alumna Amarii aimt* i, igrs Presentations by Norman Benedict Elmore, M.A., Assistant Professor of English, Savannah State College Citations by Prince Albert Jackson, Ph.D., President, Savannah State College LESTER W. BUTTS, Diploma, L. S. Ingraham High School, Sparta, Georgia; B.S., Savannah State College; M.A., Ed.S., New York Univer- sity: Long recognized as a leader in the field of education in the State of Georgia, this distinguished son of Savannah State College has served as a classroom teacher in both Forsyth and Montezuma, Georgia. After gaining acclaim as an academician of the highest order, Lester W. Butts was named to secondary and elementary principalships in Meriwether County and in the Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia. Ultimately, he was made principal of Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently enjoys tenure in that position. Our honoree served in the Korean Conflict and has made his presence felt in many worthwhile organizations. He is a Trustee of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church of Atlan- ta, Georgia, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Allen Temple Development Corporation. Because of his social and civic interests, Mr. Butts holds membership in the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Future Funding Commission for the City of Atlanta, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is married to the former Miss Pauline Fields and he is the father of three children: a son and two daughters. Inspired by his vigorous leadership in the City of Atlanta, Mr. Butts' fellow alumni agree that he most sincerely deserves this, their ultimate accolade. METTELLA WILSEY MAREE, Diploma, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia; A.B., Georgia State College (now Savannah State College); M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Advanced Study: Colum- bia and Atlanta Universities, the Universities of California, Chicago, and Georgia, and Savannah State College: Candid, productive, and in- tellectually tenacious, this daughter of Savannah State College brought her pioneering ways to public education, socio-civic functions, Savannah State College, and the Savannah State College National Alumni Association. Miss Maree's educational expertise has served as the force which caused others to honor her in many spheres. She has been honored at intervals as "Teacher of the Year" at John Wesley Hubert School in Savannah, as "District Teacher of the Year," and as "State Teacher of the Year" by the Georgia Teachers and Education Association. Because of her efficiency as a classroom teacher and as an administrator, Miss Maree has received citations from numerous circles, including, the Savan- nah-Chatham County Board of Public Education, the Mental Health Board, the Retarded Children's Association, the Adult Education Coun- cil, the Girl Scouts, the YMCA, the NAACP, and the Savannah State College National Alumni Association, which presented "This Is Your Life Metella Wilsey Maree." This eclectic alumna holds membership in numerous organizations in CAE, GAE, NEA, and NAACP. Miss Maree is a fervent church worker and this zeal was recognized by the parish- ioners of the membership of the Saint Philip A.M.E. Church, when they elected her to the Board of Trustees. In the socio-civic arena, she served as a founder of Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in the City of Savannah. Skillful and resourceful, Miss Maree has also enjoyed tenure as Southeastern Regional Director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Realizing that her commitment to the dignity of man has enriched American education and elevated the temper of our environment, it is with glad heart and all due praise that her fellow graduates now, for once, extend her an accolade for striving toward the highest good. JOSIE BROWN SESSOMS, Secondary Training, Roger Williams University, Nashville, Tennessee, and South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Normal, South Carolina State College; B.S., Savannah State College; M.Ed., Atlanta University; Advanced Study, New York University, Atlanta University, The University of Ten- nessee, and Georgia Southern College: the Alumni Association, the SSC faculty and student body, the Savannah community, and the Coastal Em- pire — all have shared fully in the achievements of this hard working and dedicated alumna. Josie Brown Sessoms has enjoyed a wide range of educational experiences in the State of Georgia, which include her working as a home economics teacher in Darlington, South Carolina, as a home economics teacher, a critic teacher, and a consultant at Savannah State College, as Supervisor of Instruction and Curriculum Director in Tattnall and Evans Counties, as Curriculum Director and System Coor- dinator for Adult Education in Emanuel County, and as an off-campus faculty member for Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, prior to her retirement in July 1974. Mrs. Sessoms also served as a classroom teacher and supervising principal in Thomas County for a five year period. Our honoree has been honored by many religious and civic groups in Chatham, Emanuel, Evans, and Tattnall Counties. Mrs. Sessoms holds membership in numerous professional organizations such as GAE, NEA, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Develop- ment, the Georgia Jeanes Supervisors and Curriculum Directors, the Helen A. Whiting Society, and the Atlanta University Alumni Association. In the socio-civic arena, Mrs. Sessoms holds membership in Elite Temple No. 71— Daughters of Elks, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, In- corporated, the Women's Auxiliary of the Georgia State Medical Association, and the Savannah State College National Alumni Association of which she is a past President. This outstanding alumna is a member of the First Bryan Baptist Church, where she renders service as both a Trustee and a Deaconess. Her peers, the members of the Alumni Association, proffer her this award for distinguished diplomacy and com- mitment to just causes. NANCY HOUSTON WALKER, Normal Diploma, Atlanta, Georgia; B.S., Savannah State College; M.A., Atlanta University; Advanced Study, Fisk University and the Universities of California and Georgia: Resourceful teacher and compassionate counselor, her inquisitive mind has led her into all paths and crossroads of the educational arena. Prior to her recent retirement, Mrs. Walker was a veteran teacher with a wide repertoire of experiences which included faculty tenure at Florence Street and George DeRenne Elementary Schools, Cuyler Junior High School, and Robert W. Groves High School, all located in Savannah-Chatham County. This distinguished graduate of Savannah State College had the honor of being one of the first teachers to be appointed in the area of in- struction which focuses on the needs and problems of the exceptional child. Always concerned with the pulse of the community, Mrs. Walker serves Savannah-Chatham County in many ways. She holds membership in the GAE, CAE, the Board of Directors of the Chatham Association of Retarded Children, the NAACP, the United Church Women, and the League of Women Voters. Our honoree has received numerous awards; lhey include being named Georgia Teacher of the Year by the GTEA and Woman of the Year in Education. The Savannah State College National Alumni Association has also sponsored "This Is Your Life Nancy Houston Walker" in her honor. Dedicated to the advocacy of the Church, Mrs. Walker is a lifelong member of the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, which she serves in a variety of ways. Currently, she is curator of the Kiah Museum and secretary to the Board of Directors of the May Street YMCA. In light of her accomplishments, Nancy Houston Walker is extended this supreme salute by the Savannah State College National Alumni Association. WILLIAM N. WESTON, B.S., Savannah State College; Advanced Study, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Universities of Maryland and Texas: A genuine person, a gifted leader of men, and a recognized member of his profession, this exemplary graduate of Savannah State College has earned the esteem of his colleagues in all walks of life. During his tenure of service at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, which began in 1962, William N. Weston has served brilliantly as a Senior Maneuver Analyst and as a Senior Mathematician— Programmer. At Goddard, Mr. Weston developed the first computer software package for major on-site contract support effort to be utilized by the Mission Support Computing and Analysis Division. He has also worked jointly with the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, the District of Columbia. This distinguished alumnus works untiringly in the social and civic sphere. He is Eastern Regional Vice-President of the Savannah State College National Alumni Association, a volunteer in the Urban League's Black Executive Exchange Program, a member of the Education Committee of the District of Columbia Credit Union League, a director of the Savannah State College Foundation, and Director and Treasurer of Metropolitan Towers, Incorporated, a non-profit housing corporation. Mr. Weston also serves as Director-Treasurer-Manager of the Federal Credit Union and as a deacon of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington. He has been accorded many honors, which include serving as guest panelist in Space Relations in the District of Columbia Public Schools, as a distinguished panel member for the Civil Service Board of Examiners at the GSFC, and as an EEO counselor for the Goddard Space Flight Cen- ter. Our honoree has been cited for service as a volunteer tutor in mathematics for "Future for Jimmy Program," for achievement as a project director at GSFC, and for deportment as an EEO counselor. Mr. Weston holds membership in the Association of Computing Machinery, the NAACP, the YMCA, the Urban League, and the Northwest Bound- ary Civic Association of the District of Columbia. He is married to the former Elizabeth C. Hughes of Macon, Georgia, and he is the father of two sons and a daughter. Because he is held in high esteem and because he epitomes, man striving, man creating, and man thinking, William N. Weston is extended this supreme accolade. THE CYRUS G. WILEY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS/ALUMNA AWARD Awarii of jExttltent? in tfje % umanittea Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, B.S., D.D., L.H.D., D.A., LL.D. Founder and National President of Operation P. U.S.H. (People United to Save Humanity) You have worn the mantle of leadership with great distinction for most of your life. Indeed, you once served as President of the Student Government at A & T College of North Carolina and later, served as a confidant to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An intensive and un- wavering dedication which equals your brilliance as a national leader has brought relief to the deprived and has penetrated to the core of man's frustration. Your many honors and citations give recognition to you as homo sui juris and homo multarum litterarum. With lasting respect we recognize you in the words of the Psalmist (1 10), "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Mechizedek." In all your efforts we pray, Deus vobiscum as we steadfastly shout: Ecce Homo! Given on the first day of June anno Domini MCMLXXV. Savannah State College Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President ORDER OF EXERCISES * ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar Savannah State College Band Samuel Gill, M.A., Director INVOCATION The Reverend Edward C. Ducree, M. Div. Assistant Dean of Students Savannah State College And Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church SELECTION: "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" Johannes Brahms Savannah State College Concert Choir James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Conductor THE CYRUS G. WILEY AWARDS Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES and INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, B.S., D.D., LH.D., D.A., LL.D. Founder and National President Of People United to Save Humanity SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Harriston Savannah State College Concert Choir PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: Division of Business Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Elmer J. Dean, Ed.D. Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. Assisted by Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES Joseph V. Adams, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Armstrong State College and Savannah State College CONFERRING OF DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. President, Armstrong State College Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. ALUMNI INDUCTION James O. Thomas, B.S. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Washington, D. C. PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Virgil V. McGee Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Virgil V. McGee PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Starr Bowen, B.D. Pastor, The Isle of Hope United Methodist Church ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. College Minister SEVEN-FOLD AMEN ** RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar The audience is requested to remain seated. **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HONOR GRADUATES JUNE1, 1975 SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 or above) Jacqueline Lonoria Brown Patricia Ann Edwards Clara Benita Elmore Charlie Jackson Gwendolyn H. Rycroff Kenneth Werner Scherz MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Ethel Stokes Bowles Eddie Charles Cochran Mae Bell Foston Kathy Ann Harrison Elvira B. Henderson James Michael Inman Marion Johnson Linda Marie Lockley Burma Jean Ruth CUM LAUDE (3.000 to 3.399) Jerry Lasheel Smith Artest George Bernard Austin Pamela Faye Baker William Beasley John Mell Clark James Harold Cooper, Jr. Jacqueline Syvetta Drisdom Ulysses Fitzpatrick Joseph Gilbert Shirley Hall Janice Lois Hillery Gwendolyn Hollimon Barbara Ann Hood Katherine Murphy Houston Billy Wayne Kelly Carolene Kinsey Eunice Amie Martin Louella McGhee Veronica Shiree Merriweather Jerome Miller Shirley Jean Mosley Hannah Beautine Murphy Grace Evans Neidlinger Teresa Owens Anna Teresa Truell Palmer Sylvia Pitts Dwan Denise Porter Linda Elaine Praylo Juanita Richardson DebraG. Rittenberry Deborah Ann Sermons Deborah Elaine Wesley Rosalyn Wilson Mary Joy Woodard Clara J. M. Chance Woods Mary Lee Vaughn Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/onehundredeleven75sava DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Deborah Odette Cutter Savannah Ronald Green Savannah Shirley Ann Hall Dublin Charlie Jackson Townsend Carolene Kinsey Tampa Nathaniel H. Lowman Savannah Shirley Walker Peek Savannah Deborah G. Rittenberry Savannah Ronald J. Wiggins Summerville General Business A dministration Shirley Ann Battiste Savannah Ethel Stokes Bowles Savannah Lunetta Marie Brown Savannah Benjamin E. Bush Bainbridge Eddie B. Carter Vienna Benjamin Franklin Fleming Atlanta Terry G. Frazier Savannah Raymond H. Greene Blackshear James Willie Hardy Savannah Ronald Lamont Harris Cartersville Charles E. Howard Dublin John Louis Howard Savannah Marilyn Annette Jackson Jacksonville Claudette Johnson Adel London Lowman, Jr Savannah Sandra Mallory Savannah Junial C. Moore Savannah Ronald Nathal Nowlin Effingham, S. C. Veronica E. Oliver Savannah Vernon Spence Pate Blackshear Bennie Mae Riles Augusta Benjamin F. Tate Midway Virginia G. Thomas Savannah Aletha Walls Jeffersonville Economics Jerome Miller Savannah Richard A. Warren Savannah Business Finance Thomas Bernard Smith Waycross DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Inell Allen Hartwell Addis M. Argrow Savannah Dianne Renea Bartley Griffin § Alfreedia S. Bellinger Savannah §Absentia DeVera Ann Battle Savannah Johnetta Martrell Bradley Pelham Arnetta K. Brown Savannah Christa Regenia Brown Savannah Irvin Eugene Bryant Savannah Janie Brown Burke Savannah Alice Lenora Campbell Savannah Virginia Carrie Carthon Savannah Gwendolyn P. Drayton Savannah Jacqueline S. Drisdom Savannah Patricia Ann Edwards Dublin Dafnet Dozier Flowers Savannah Elizabeth Lemon Foster Savannah Florence Branch Gilbert Savannah Sondra Wilkins Glover Savannah Phyllis Marilyn Graham Savannah Billy Ray Grant Glenwood Brenda Joyce Griffin Bainbridge Betrotha Hamilton Savannah Sandra Jeanette Harrington Savannah Kathy Ann Harrison Edison Erma Lee Holmes Mcintosh Catherine Katrina Hood Savannah Katherine Murphy Houston Savannah Amanda Jenkins Savannah Samuel Johnson Savannah Ella Mae Jones Claxton Florence Lucille Kelly Savannah § Linda Carol King Macon Ruby Jean Lee Glenwood Sandra Lewis Savannah Allie R. McGirt Savannah Naomi W. McNeil Savannah Janice Carol Nevels Savannah Betsy Norwood Owens Savannah Theresa Owens Camilla Theresa Ann Reeves Savannah Eunice Levy Rhodes Savannah Juanita Richardson Savannah Gwendolyn H. Rycroft Savannah Lydia Scott Savannah Clarice Lynette Sermons Baxley Deborah Ann Sermons Baxley Mary Elizabeth Adkins Smith Mcintosh Ronald A. Smoak Savannah Barbara Ann Stewart Forsyth Georgia Byrd Stripling Savannah Mopsy Gail Taylor Waycross Minnie Thomas Dublin Annie Mae Wiggins Savannah Pearl Mae Beckton Wilbon Savannah Janie Mae Willis Savannah Rosalyn Marie Wilson Townsend Mary Joy Woodard Vidalia Clara J. M. C. Woods Savannah Violet Anita Wyche Barnesville §Absentia SECOND A R YEDUCA TION Art Education Jerry Dennard Savannah John H. Folsome Wrightsville Louella McGhee Pine Mountain Business Education Velmon Torrence Allen Savannah Deloris Scott Jones Savannah Paulette Johnson Kenner Augusta Mary Lee Vaughn Savannah Annese A. Washington Dublin English Education Ethel Evette Brown Blackshear Clara Benita Elmore Savannah Dwan Denise Porter Savannah Emma Delean Smith Hinesville Thelma Christine Williamson Vidalia English Language and Literature Yvonne Debbie Abner Savannah Linda Elaine Logan Savannah Electronics Engineering Education James Bryant Macon Industrial A rts Education Jesse Barnes, Jr Leary Kenneth Greene Savannah Edward D. Johnson Savannah Leroy Pace, Jr Savannah § Fred Reynolds Savannah Kenneth Werner Scherz Savannah Mathematics Education Shirley Jean Mosley Millen Carolyn V. Wright Savannah Music Education Pamela Foye Baker Wadley Ronald D. Ball Claxton Lynette Marie Jones Savannah Social Studies Education Bernard Baker, Jr Jacksonville William Beasley Savannah Mae Bell Foston Milledgeville Patricia Mosley Harris Savannah Barbara Ann Hood Millen James Michael Inman Waycross (Concentration in History) Marion Johnson Bainbridge (Concentration in History) Linda Marie Lockley Jesup Hannah Beautine Murphy Claxton Grace Evans Neidlinger Thunderbolt Angelyn Richards Savannah Michael Bernard Singleton Savannah Janet Owens Smith Thunderbolt §Absentia Health, Physical Education and Recreation Theresa Louise Adams Brunswick Jessie Ellen Bartley Guyton Earnest Joe Baulkmon Bainbridge Georgetta Daniels Savannah Erie Lee Downing Savannah Joseph B. Harris Savannah Pamela Patricia Hicks Savannah Sandra Pearl Hicks Hinesville Celestley Johnson Savannah Collins Jones Columbus Michael Jordan Savannah Billy W. Kelley Lithonia Herbert Laurie Beaufort, S. C. Roosevelt Martin Statesboro Edward Jerome Mines Savannah Talkoy Eugene Peoples Savannah Dwight Jerome Pugh Bainbridge Jacqueline Robinson Savannah Deborah Q. Smith Bowman, S. C. Valerie Leon Taylor Savannah Charles Edward Turner Dublin John Henry Walker Louisville Blanche N. Williams Savannah § Robert Willis Valdosta Brenda L. Wright Swainsboro Biology Ruth Naomi Goldwire Clyo Chemistry Jacqueline Lenoria Brown Kingsland James Thomas Curry Macon Ulysses Fitzpatrick Dry Branch Sandra Marie Morris Savannah Linda Elaine Praylo Savannah Mary Ann Small Savannah Linda Marie Washington Savannah Norman LeVornia Williams Savannah Mathematics Mitchell Carthon Thomson Marion Dutton Savannah Freddie McKinley Edenfield Brunswick Jackie L. Famble Savannah Elvira B. Henderson Savannah Janice Lois Hillery Brunswick Gwendolyn Holliman Dublin Anthony Hunter Guyton Anna Teresa Palmer Savannah William J. Simon Guyton Robert Simmons Savannah Deborah Elaine Wesley Savannah §Absentia ♦Graduated and Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps December 15, 1974 DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Criminal Justice Veronica Bennett Augusta Samuel Luther Burch, Jr Elberton John Mell Clark Athens Gwendolyn M. Fulton Augusta § Geoffrey Eugene Gadsden Savannah Joseph Gilbert Savannah Monica Elaine Gray Savannah Willie Elmer Harper Sparta Glenda Eneiro Howard Atlanta Shirley Ann Jackson Quitman James Edward Jones Savannah Lee Jones Savannah Precilla Loraine Jones Shellman Eunice Annie Martin Savannah Veronica S. Merriweather Macon Eugene Miller Savannah Solomon Myers, III Savannah Sharon Elaine Rogers Barnesville Dennis Lee Simmons Devereux Vernal Jean Solomon Quitman Walter Lewis Taylor Pinehurst Jerry Thomas Dupont Diane Smith Warren Sparta Juanita Washington Waynesboro Millicent R. Williams Augusta Malachi O. Wilson Bishopville Sociology Jerry Lasheel Artest Savannah Audrey Juanita Binns Athens Vera Veronica Brown Savannah Patricia Ann Cowart Savannah Betty Jean Culver Savannah Howard Duncan Savannah Virginia Ann Gray Gray Gwendolyn Hargrove Savannah Lester Harris Savannah Patricia Ann Heath Norwood Alfred Louis Howard Savannah Brenda Faye Ivory Hazelhurst Deloris Juanita Jackson Lizella Davida B. Jenkins Savannah Donald Victor Jenkins New York Juanita Johnson Sparta Doris Ann Key Covington Phyllis Elaine Mackey Savannah Gloria Jean Mathis Sparks Sandra Lee Maxwell Savannah Sharon Annette McDowell Detroit Percil Moye Savannah Stephen A. Mullice Midway Patricia Ann Thompson Parks Savannah Nellie Elaine Sellers Macon Johnny Tyrone Smith Savannah Mary Alice Smith LaGrange Alfreda Washington Savannah Margaret C. Winds Savannah §Absentia Social Work Bradford Allen Baxley Peggy S. Glaze Elberton Earnestine Owens Manchester Teresa Owens Manchester Sylvia Pitts Columbus Charlotte Ann Smalls Savannah History Stephen William Kelley Atlanta Geneva Kathryn Mainer Savannah Danny Louis Parrish Metter Rufus L. Wilkerson Jesup DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES Civil Engineering Technology Anthony D. Patterson Savannah Electronics Engineering Technology George Bernard Austin Bainbridge Alonzo Earl Burney Bainbridge Eddie Charles Cochran Pelham John Stanley Moore Dublin John Ronald Thompson. Savannah Herman James Wright Bluffton Mechanical Engineering Technology James Harold Cooper, Jr t Savannah Cornelius Holmes Savannah Firouzadj Abbas Savannah Dietetics And Institutional Management Vernice LaShon Barnes Savannah Textiles A nd Clothing Carol Ann Johnson Savannah Marilyn Renee Marsh Savannah Mattie Frances Russell Milner ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE Civil Technology Henry Edward Lipscomb Savannah THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE CANDIDA TES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCA TION AND THE MA S TER OF B USINESS ADMIN IS TRA TION DEGREES June 2, 1975 Sage Brown MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION B.B.A. Degree 1973 Augusta College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Mae Helen Adkins B.S. Degree Christine Kramer Anderson B.S. Degree Virginia D. Barnes B.S. Degree Martha Nail Biddy B.S. Degree Mary Lankford Bradley A.B. Degree Betty J. Jones Burnett B.S. Degree Ernestine Castle B.S. Degree Freddie Bacon Chance B.S. Degree Isabella Eloise Chance B.S. Degree Mildred Carolyn Register Cleveland B.S. Degree Ouida Nash England B.S. Degree Joan Singleton Ervin B.S. Degree Cheryl Lynn Roberts Goldwire B.S. Degree * Julia Theus Groover B.S. Degree Sheila Garvin Hoynes B.S. Degree Virginia Carter James B.S. Degree Constance M. Jones B.S. Degree Jeannette McMullen B.S. Degree Marie Allen Miller B.S. Degree Mildred Jackson Mobley B.S. Degree Delores W. Phoenix B.S. Degree Gladys Marie Schumacher B.S. Degree Mary Franks Simmons B.S. Degree Harold M. Singleton B.S. Degree Jannie Ruth Smith B.S. Degree Jane Rockwell Tyler B.S. Degree Berneta Wallace B.S. Degree Amelia Rhodes Ward B.S. Degree Barbara P. Wellington B.S. Degree *Latrelle Middleton Wells B.S. Degree Gloria Wright B.S. Degree Myrna Deloris Fields Youmans B.S. Degree 1948 Fayetteville State College 1969 Armstrong State College 1957 Savannah State College 1970 Georgia Southern College 1941 University of Georgia 1971 Savannah State College 1971 Savannah State College 1969 Savannah State College 1961 Savannah State College 1969 Georgia Southern College 1955 Savannah State College 1963 Savannah State College 1972 Savannah State College 1957 Georgia Southern College 1971 Georgia Southern College 1958 Savannah State College 1952 Florida A. & M. University 1972 Savannah State College 1968 Savannah State College 1950 Savannah State College 1959 Savannah State College 1957 University of Illinois 1951 Savannah State College 1967 Savannah State College 1959 Savannah State College 1973 Armstrong State College 1962 Savannah State College 1972 Pembroke State University 1953 Savannah State College 1967 Georgia Southern College 1963 Savannah State College 1961 Allen University *In absentia MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN: BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Jill Grier Briercheck B.S. Degree 1969 Linda Goldstein Cohen B. A. Degree 1965 Elizabeth B. Houston B.A. Degree 1972 Betty Marie Davis Jones B.S. Degree 1972 * James E. Lambert B.S. Degree 1971 Stanley Lamar Mims B.A. Degree 1973 Kathryn Sue Stephens B.S. Degree 1973 Ruth Carter Sullivan A.B. Degree 1954 Barbara G. Magwood B.S. Degree 1965 Georgia Southern College Pennsylvania State University Georgia State University Savannah State College Georgia Southern College Oakwood College Georgia Southern College University of Michigan Savannah State College *In absentia MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Mildred Scott Calloway B.S. Degree 1970 Mitchell Inman, II B.S. Degree 1972 Pamela Nelson McGlasson B.S. Degree 1964 Thelma M. Reeves B.S. Degree 1971 Brenda Thomas Stevens B.S. Degree 1971 Savannah State College Savannah State College Georgia State College Savannah State College Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY James H. Bacon, Jr B.S. Degree 19*69 Joyce Griffin Dingle B.S. Degree 1963 Mary Demmond Robertson A.B. Degree 1949 Savannah State College Savannah State College Hollins College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS Horace Magwood B. S. Degree 1964 John Marion Parr B.S. Degree 1941 Savannah State College Georgia Institute of Technology MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE Bonnie Bennett Craft A.B. Degree 1958 Iris Fisher Goodwin A.B. Degree 1946 James Ervin Taylor B.S. Degree 1969 Atlantic Christian College University of North Carolina Savannah State College MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Jacqueline Brown Mae Bell Foston John Mell Clark Kathy Harrison Eddie Cochran Marion Johnson Clara Benita Elmore Linda Lockley Patricia Edwards Linda Praylo MEMBERS OF ALPHA PHI GAMMA NATIONAL HONORARY JOURNALISM FRATERNITY Jerry Lashell Smith Artest Jackie Gilbert Michael Singleton MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY Clara Benita Elmore Dwan Porter Emma Delean Smith MEMBERS OF BETA KAPPA CHI NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY Jacqueline Brown Linda Praylo Eddie Cochran William Simon MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR SOCIETY Patricia Edward Kathy Harrison Clara Benita Elmore Grace Neidleinger Jacqueline Drisdom Clara Chance Wood Mae Bell Foston Amelia R. Wood MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER OF LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY Willie Harper MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Jerry Lashell Smith Artest Marion Johnson William Beasley Linda Marie Lockley Samuel Luther Burch, Jr. Hannah Beautine Murphy John Mell Clark Grace Evans Neidleinger Mae Bell Foston Teresa Owens Peggy Glaze Sylvia Pitts James Michael Inman Charlotte Ann Smalls USHERS MIDSHIPMEN - N.R.O.T.C. SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1975 Summer School June 1 1 - August 13 1975 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 15 Upperclassmen, September 17 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on tome definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.